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I've been enjoying shooting these mosaics with the AT65EDQ. For this target I plan on getting some H-alpha from my house to complete the data set, but for just the color, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Similarly to the Double Cluster shot, I'm pleased as punch with the varying star sizes. I feel like it adds a lot more depth to the image.

Scope: AstroTech AT65EDQ
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G with GoTo
Guiding: Meade DSI Pro and PHD Guiding
Guide Scope: ATM 60mm f/4.1 Achromat
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D (Modified)
Special Settings: None
ISO: 800
Exposure: 3 hour (36 x 300 - each panel)
Processing Software: Acquired in Nebulosity, Calibration and Stacking in PixInsight, Levels/Curves/Enhancements in PixInsight & Photoshop CS5
Support Files: 20 darks, 20 flats, 20 bias

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Comment by Russ Ruggles on August 24, 2015 at 10:50am

Nicely done Neil and thanks for posting the image acquisition and processing info. That's what really helps us to get a feel for how we might go after it with our own gear and location. This type of info makes AstroGab so much more than a pretty picture place.

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